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FBI Did Not Review Witnesses Suggested By Ramirez, Her Attorney Says

FBI Did Not Review Witnesses Suggested By Ramirez, Her Attorney Says University professor Christine Blasey Ford has said Judge was a witness when Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulted her at a party in 1982-when they were high school students in Maryland. "If I were looking to understand the facts, then I would look for people who had firsthand information about it and I'd try and determine what they know and didn't know, and that hasn't happened". [Full Article...]

Nigeria's opposition PDP selects Abubakar as 2019 presidential election

Nigeria's opposition PDP selects Abubakar as 2019 presidential election Senate President Bukola Saraki's '#GrowNigeria' movement has suffered a great setback as he didn't get the People's Democratic Party (PDP ) presidential ticket. Nigeria entered its first recession in 25 years in 2016, mainly caused by lower oil prices and attacks in the Niger Delta crude-producing region. The ex-vice president, who is from the northeastern state of Adamawa, in May told Reuter... [Full Article...]

Florida Governor To Declare State Of Emergency Ahead Of Possible Hurricane

Florida Governor To Declare State Of Emergency Ahead Of Possible Hurricane Officials are bracing for Tropical Storm Michael to strengthen into a hurricane before making landfall on the Florida Panhandle by mid-week. Florida governor to declare state of emergency Florida Governor Rick Scott is preparing to declare a state of emergency as he urges Floridians to prepare for a possible hurricane. [Full Article...]

Conflicting Saudi, Turkish claims on Jamal Khashoggi whereabouts

Conflicting Saudi, Turkish claims on Jamal Khashoggi whereabouts It said Turkey's Deputy Foreign Minister Yavuz Selim Kiran told the ambassador that the issue "should be cleared up immediately". Human rights groups are demanding Saudi Arabia clarify Khashoggi's whereabouts. Yemeni activist and 2011 victor of the Nobel Peace Prize, Tawakkol Karman, hit out at the Saudi authorities, saying she believed Khashoggi "was kidnapped in this gangster's den that is su... [Full Article...]

Melania Trump loses footing with baby elephant, but not with kids

Melania Trump loses footing with baby elephant, but not with kids Egypt is the final stop on a four-nation tour of the continent to highlight child welfare, education and tourism and conservation. Her husband tweeted: "Our country's great First Lady, Melania, is doing really well in Africa ". At a primary school in Lilongwe , Mrs. Trump is expected to tour classrooms, observe an English lesson, meet teachers and donate textbooks and soccer balls. [Full Article...]

Investigation is launched after Chinese head of Interpol goes missing

Investigation is launched after Chinese head of Interpol goes missing After being elected as the head of the global policing agency in November 2016, Meng took a particular interest in cyber-crime. Meng has also served as vice chairman of the national narcotics control commission and director of the National Counter-Terrorism Office for China. [Full Article...]

Officer killed in shooting spent 30 years with department

Officer killed in shooting spent 30 years with department Hopkins in 2014 was charged with a count of disorderly conduct, according to the AP. Scores of gunshots can be heard in footage recorded by a witness near the shooting. As of this writing, only Williamson remains hospitalized. The filing does not elaborate on the injury. The shooting took place off Hoffmeyer Road in the Vintage Place subdivision, an upscale neighborhood in the county. [Full Article...]

Utah Toddler Shreds Over $1,000 Parents Had Saved to Pay Debt

Utah Toddler Shreds Over $1,000 Parents Had Saved to Pay Debt They finally hit their target last week - but when the couple went to dig out the envelope, were horrified to discover what had happened to it. A two year-old boy accidentally shredded $1,060 of cash his parents had spent over a year saving for football season tickets. [Full Article...]

Trump tweet labels anti-Kavanaugh protesters as 'paid professionals'

Trump tweet labels anti-Kavanaugh protesters as 'paid professionals' Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Jeff Flake (R-AZ)-if this is the president was the kind of person and behavior they will be serving if they ultimately vote to confirm the historically unpopular Supreme Court nominee. More than 300 people were arrested at the protests, including the comedian Amy Schumer, who is a second cousin of Senate Democrat leader Chuck Schumer, and model Emily Ratajkowski. [Full Article...]

Nafta's China Clause Is Latest Blow to Trudeau's Asia Ambitions

Nafta's China Clause Is Latest Blow to Trudeau's Asia Ambitions This could lead Mexico and Canada to remove their tariffs on USA agriculture products, he said, but that would likely be far into the future. Trump on Monday threatened to impose new tariffs on additional United States dollars 267 billion worth of imports from China and asserted that there will be no deal with Beijing unless it changes its unfair trade practices. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh confirmed by Senate as Supreme Court justice

Kavanaugh confirmed by Senate as Supreme Court justice Also on Friday, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski announced she plans to vote no on Kavanaugh. Donald Trump however appeared to rub salt into the wound of many by tweeting his congratulations. She said he was a "fine man" but was not the right person "for the court at this time". Following the claims, Kavanaugh said in a statement: 'I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. [Full Article...]

Senate approves Kavanaugh nomination for final vote 51 to 49

Senate approves Kavanaugh nomination for final vote 51 to 49 Murkowski was the only one of the four who did not support him. Republicans can only lose a single GOP vote if all Democrats vote against the nomination. Others said they believed Ford was sexually assaulted by someone, but that it couldn't have been Kavanaugh. Confirming Mr Kavanaugh to the lifetime post would hand Mr Trump a clear victory and tip the balance on the court to a 5-4 majority in... [Full Article...]

Susan Collins will vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

Susan Collins will vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court The months-long battle over Kavanaugh's nomination has gripped Washington , laying bare the partisan gridlock on Capitol Hill and the political polarization of America just a month before midterm elections. In retrospect the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh may turn out to be a great turning point in USA constitutional law as he consummates a hard-core conservative majority likely to break che... [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh Senate Cloture Vote

Brett Kavanaugh Senate Cloture Vote As protesters in a Capitol Hill hallway shouted, "Shame!" "I've known Brett Kavanaugh for 18 years, professionally and personally". Something happened to Dr. With all senators now having announced their positions, Kavanaugh's vote likely will end up at 50-48-1 (50.5%), barring any unexpected last-minute changes of heart. [Full Article...]

Pompeo backs away from North Korea denuclearisation timeline

Pompeo backs away from North Korea denuclearisation timeline Pompeo stressed that, in the meantime, worldwide sanctions would have to remain in place on North Korea . Rep. Park Kyung-mee, a spokeswoman of the ruling progressive Democratic Party, said in a statement that this year's National Foundation Day was more meaningful due to better prospects of establishing permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula, adding that 70 years of conflict with the North wa... [Full Article...]

Melania Trump Shows of Dance Moves in Kenya

Melania Trump Shows of Dance Moves in Kenya As well as the national park, she visited an orphanage and watched a children's performance at the city's national theatre. A boy read a story to her in turn. But since she is fine, guess we are all fine and do not have to worry about owing an explanation to US President Donald Trump why his wife was nudged by an elephant. [Full Article...]

U.S. Warns It Could 'Take Out' New Russian Missiles

U.S. Warns It Could 'Take Out' New Russian Missiles But behind the scenes, officials in Washington pressed for Hutchison to backtrack on her comments, especially after the Russians mocked her remarks, and then suggested it was the United States, not Russia, that was deploying weapons in violation of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces treaty, which dates to the Reagan administration. [Full Article...]

Trump insults female reporter: 'You're not thinking. You never do'

Trump insults female reporter: 'You're not thinking. You never do' Ms Vega quickly replied: "I'm not, thank you Mr. President". Trump instantly shot down the question suggesting that Vega was out of line because the subject of the press conference was the forthcoming trade deal. On the back of a new trilateral trade deal with Canada and Mexico , the U.S. president went off the rails, lashing out at members of the press for asking him about other issues. [Full Article...]

US, Chinese unease as Putin seeks India arms deals

US, Chinese unease as Putin seeks India arms deals India depended on Russian Federation for political support as well as billions of dollars in military hardware. Before leaving for Moscow, Mr Putin will have a meeting with President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Modi's government, caught in the U.S. -Russia crossfire, hopes the Trump administration will give it a pass on the proposed arms transfer from Russian Federation, officials in ... [Full Article...]

I told Saudi king he wouldn't last two weeks without United States support

I told Saudi king he wouldn't last two weeks without United States support However, Mr. Trump's comments on Saudi Arabia implied the kingdom's Al Saud monarchy, which oversees the holiest sites in Islam, would collapse without American military support. The US crude oil price is pausing for breath after its strong advance ahead of US sanctions on Iran, which take effect on November 4. "They'll pay us. [Full Article...]


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